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Morrisons checks out a milestone in £310m IT transformation

Supermarket chain Morrisons has completed a major electronic point-of-sale (EPOS) roll-out as part of its ongoing £310m IT transformation programme.

Supermarket chain Morrisons has completed a major electronic point-of-sale (EPOS) roll-out as part of its ongoing £310m IT transformation programme.

During the half year to 31 July, the retailer implemented the new system to around 9,500 tills. It has also initiated a new product masterfile in its trading operation and installed an integrated system in three of its manufacturing sites.

The project is part of a six-year plan to replace all of Morrisons' IT systems, which is set to complete in 2013/14 and will deliver £100m of annual savings in that year.

In other IT news, Morrisons is gearing up to launch its non-food offering Morrisons.com in 2012, with the technology based on the systems used in multichannel online retailer Kiddicare, which it acquired last February.

According to the retailer, Kiddicare has now been integrated into the Morrisons IT set-up. Kiosks to enable customers to order Kiddicare products online will be installed in 28 stores by the end of the third quarter and will be rolled out further when the concept has been fully tested, Morrisons said.

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